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Johan Franzen

35-Year-Old Right Wing – Detroit Red Wings

2014-15 NHL Stats

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7

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15

PP Pts

11

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-12

PIM

30

2014-15 NHL Projections

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2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Franzen struggled with a concussion in the middle of 2013-14, but still tallied 41 points in 54 games. The Mule was once again a streaky fantasy player, but even his droughts aren't that terrible. He's starting to get a little older at 34, but should still provide 45-50 poin...

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STATUS:  Injured Reserve    INJURY:  Concussion    EST. RETURN:  9/1/2015
SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 232   DOB: 12/23/1979
BORN: Vetlanda, Sweden   DRAFTED: 3rd Rd, #97 Overall in 2004   Show ContractHide Contract

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Johan Franzen Contract Information:

Signed an 11-year, $43.5 million contract with the Red Wings in April of 2009.

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Franzen (concussion) acknowledged Wednesday that he isn't expecting to return to the lineup during the playoffs, Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News reports.

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Johan Franzen NHL Stats
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Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2005-06 25 80 12 4 16 4 36 119 10.1 2 2 0 0 0
2006-07 26 69 10 20 30 20 37 151 6.6 2 1 0 0 0
2007-08 27 72 27 11 38 12 51 199 13.6 8 0 14 0 14
2008-09 28 71 34 25 59 21 44 246 13.8 8 1 18:06 11 7 18 2:49 91 22
2009-10 29 27 10 11 21 1 22 91 11.0 1 0 18:42 6 5 11 2:57 46 12
2010-11 30 NHL DET 76 28 27 55 5 58 248 11.3 5 0 17:26 10 7 17 3:01 143 29
2011-12 31 NHL DET 77 29 27 56 23 40 211 13.7 10 0 17:42 11 2 13 3:08 60 30
2012-13 32 NHL DET 41 14 17 31 13 41 116 12.1 1 0 18:05 6 6 12 4:40 43 17
2013-14 33 NHL DET 54 16 25 41 6 40 149 10.7 4 0 17:39 7 10 17 3:16 66 23
2014-15 34 NHL DET 33 7 15 22 -12 30 74 9.5 3 0 16:04 4 7 11 3:13 45 13
2014-15 Proj 34 NHL DET 75 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Johan Franzen

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Johan Franzen – Playing Time Overview

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Time On Ice Stats

16:04

Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Johan Franzen was on the ice for 16:04.

3:13

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Johan Franzen was on the ice for 3:13 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2012-13 18:05 4:40
2013-14 17:39 3:16
2014-15 16:04 3:13

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Johan Franzen 2014-15 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Apr 18 at TB Did Not Play
Apr 16 at TB Did Not Play
Apr 11 at CAR Did Not Play
Apr 9 at MON Did Not Play
Apr 7 CAR Did Not Play
Apr 5 WAS Did Not Play
Apr 4 at MIN Did Not Play
Apr 2 BOS Did Not Play
Mar 31 OTT Did Not Play
Mar 29 at NYI Did Not Play
Mar 28 TB Did Not Play
Mar 26 SJ Did Not Play
Mar 24 ARI Did Not Play
Mar 22 STL Did Not Play
Mar 20 at TB Did Not Play
Mar 19 at FLA Did Not Play
Mar 15 at PIT Did Not Play
Mar 14 at PHI Did Not Play
Mar 12 CLS Did Not Play
Mar 9 EDM Did Not Play
Mar 8 at BOS Did Not Play
Mar 6 CGY Did Not Play
Mar 4 NYR Did Not Play
Feb 28 at NSH Did Not Play
Feb 26 at SJ Did Not Play
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Feb 24 at LA Did Not Play
Feb 23 at ANH Did Not Play
Feb 21 at DAL Did Not Play
Feb 18 at CHI Did Not Play
Feb 16 MON Did Not Play
Feb 14 WPG Did Not Play
Feb 11 at PIT Did Not Play
Feb 7 at ARI Did Not Play
Feb 5 at COL Did Not Play
Jan 31 NYI Did Not Play
Jan 29 at TB Did Not Play
Jan 27 at FLA Did Not Play
Jan 20 MIN Did Not Play
Jan 18 BUF Did Not Play
Jan 17 NSH Did Not Play
Jan 15 at STL Did Not Play
Jan 13 at BUF Did Not Play
Jan 10 at WAS Did Not Play
Jan 7 at CGY Did Not Play
Jan 6 at EDM 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 14:12 3:29
Jan 3 at VAN 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 13:25 2:14
Dec 31 NJ 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 1 13:37 2:06
Dec 29 at BOS 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 1 15:36 4:25
Dec 27 at OTT 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 16:18 2:20
Dec 23 BUF 1 0 1 -3 0 1 0 0 3 33.3 1 0 17:15 5:00
Dec 21 COL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 3 0 16:11 3:18
Dec 19 NYI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 16:11 2:25
Dec 16 CLS Did Not Play
Dec 13 at TOR 0 1 1 -2 2 0 1 0 0 0.0 1 0 13:36 1:44
Dec 12 FLA 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 14:33 4:32
Dec 10 TOR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 18:20 4:20
Dec 7 at CAR 0 1 1 0 4 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 15:01 3:09
Dec 6 NYR 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 0 12:42 2:18
Dec 4 DAL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 1 17:16 3:38
Dec 2 FLA 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 0 18:08 2:33
Nov 30 VAN 0 1 1 -2 0 0 1 0 3 0.0 0 1 15:15 3:09
Nov 28 at NJ 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 2 0.0 0 0 14:29 2:26
Nov 26 PHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0 13:45 2:13
Nov 24 OTT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 17:19 5:56
Nov 22 at TOR 0 0 0 -3 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 5 0 17:17 3:37
Nov 20 at WPG 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 50.0 1 0 18:01 4:34
Nov 18 at CLS 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0.0 1 1 17:30 2:43
Nov 16 MON 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 19:54 5:01
Nov 14 CHI 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 20.0 2 1 14:36 1:58
Nov 9 TB 1 1 2 -1 0 1 1 0 2 50.0 1 2 19:24 3:51
Nov 7 NJ 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 33.3 3 0 17:01 2:07
Nov 5 at NYR 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 3 0.0 2 1 18:17 3:41
Nov 4 at OTT 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 13:29 1:09
Nov 2 at BUF 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 1 16:19 4:06
Oct 31 LA Did Not Play
Oct 29 at WAS Did Not Play
Oct 25 at PHI Did Not Play
Oct 23 PIT Did Not Play
Oct 21 at MON Did Not Play
Oct 18 TOR Did Not Play
Oct 17 at TOR 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 3 66.7 1 0 9:07 2:29
Oct 15 BOS 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 20:39 3:59
Oct 11 ANH 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 0 18:57 2:46
Oct 9 BOS 0 2 2 0 2 0 1 0 2 0.0 1 0 16:21 3:06

Johan Franzen: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Franzen (concussion) skated for a little bit Friday but left the ice before practice began, Ansar Khan of MLive reports.

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GM Ken Holland said Franzen (concussion) is expected to return before the regular season ends, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.

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Franzen (concussion) is still dealing with concussion symptoms and doesn't have a timetable to return, MLive.com reports.

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Franzen (concussion) didn't practice Monday, and he still doesn't have a timetable to return, The Detroit News reports.

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Franzen (upper body) has been limited to off-ice workouts since landing on injured reserve, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports.

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Franzen (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Thursday, MLive.com's Brendan Savage reports.

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Franzen missed Wednesday's game against Calgary with an upper-body injury, the Associated Press reports.

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Franzen tallied two assists and three shots on goal in Wednesday's win over the Devils.

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Franzen (illness) has been cleared to play Friday against the Islanders, Chuck Pleiness of the Macomb Daily reports.

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Franzen (illness) is expected to play Friday against the Islanders, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.

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Franzen will not play Tuesday due to an illness, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.

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Franzen chipped in with an assist, three shots on goal and four penalty minutes in Sunday's victory over the Red Wings.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014-15

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2013-14

Franzen was the third leading scorer for Detroit in 2012-13, notching 31 points in 41 games. The Mule didn't have a great playoff run, but is still one of the better forwards on the Red Wings. He'll likely start 2013-14 on the second line with Stephen Weiss and Daniel Alfredsson, which is not a bad trio. While he's getting older, Franzen still probably has about 50 points in him for 2013-14.

2012-13

Although Franzen's propensity for running very hot and cold may leave many fantasy owners frustrated, the end result has become very consistent -- he's now taillied at least 55 points in three of the last four seasons while only falling short thanks to a torn ACL in 2009-10. In addition to approaching the 30-goal mark every April, Franzen makes his mark with the man advantage (11 power-play tallies last season) and reliably cracks double digits in that department. Further, he's developed a knack for potting goals in clutch situations, with 15 game-winning tallies to his credit over the last two seasons. Once again in position to skate on the wing of Pavel Datsyuk, Franzen remains a strong bet to lead the Wings in goals this season.

2011-12

Franzen slumped badly down the stretch and potted just two goals in his final 27 regular season games before a sprained ankle derailed him in the playoffs. Somehow his 55-point campaign seems like a disappointment, especially when you consider that five of his 28 goals came in one game against Ottawa. Still, Franzen remains a threat for 30-plus goals and he sees heavy minutes on a line with either Pavel Datsyuk or Henrik Zetterberg, and occasionally with both on the power play. He should be fully recovered from the ankle sprain long before training camp is underway and we like his chances of reaching the 60-point plateau for the first time in his career this season.

2010-11

In many ways, you could argue that Franzen was the Red Wings' Most Valuable Player last season. He missed 55 games with a torn ACL, but he tallied 21 points (10 G, 11 A) in 27 regular season games while the Wings posted an 18-5-4 record while he was in the lineup and a 26-19-10 record when he was out. Further, Detroit scored 3.26 goals per game when Mule was on the ice compared to just 2.56 goals per game without him. As a top-six forward with an opportunity to potentially skate with Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk at even strength, Franzen should make a push back into the 30-goal range with a double-digit tallies on the power play. Be sure to pounce if the owners in your league discount him on draft day because of the missed time last season.

2009-10

The Red Wings locked up Mule for the long haul in April, inking him to an 11-year, $43.5 million contract. Now that he's being paid like a top-six forward, the pressure to continue producing at a high level is likely to follow. It's unlikely to faze him, however, as Franzen had another strong postseason, cranking out 23 points (12 G, 11) in 23 playoff games in the Wings' return to the Stanley Cup finals. He's now firmly entrenched as a top-line winger in Detroit, especially with the loss of Marian Hossa to Chicago. Playing alongside of Pavel Datsyuk and seeing top minutes on the power play should help move him closer to the 40-goal plateau this season.

2008-09

Franzen took full advantage of Tomas Holmstrom’s absence throughout March en route to tallying 15 goals over his last 16 regular season contests. Even after Holmstrom returned for the playoffs, “Mule” tied teammate Henrik Zetterberg with 13 goals in the postseason despite playing in six fewer games. The missed playoff time was due to subdural hematoma – where blood was pooled between Franzen’s brain and skull. It’s believed that he won’t have any long-term effects from the injury, so look for the Wings to deploy Franzen on one of the top two lines, while using him as a second pesky power forward to place in front of opposing netminders. With a full season’s worth of games as a top-six forward, Franzen should be able to top the 60-point plateau.

2007-08

He's starting the year on the Pavel Datsyuk line, albeit Franzen is the blue-collar element to the trio. He should be able to tack on 10-15 points to the 30 he bagged last season.

2006-07

If he can finagle his way into the top six forwards, maybe you have something, but the Red Wings still have too much talent in front of him for that to be all that likely. Let Franzen prove it on your waiver wire before you consider a move. If everything works perfectly for him, his upside is 35-40 points.

2005-06

Rangy center could have a shot at a third or fourth-line role in 2005-06. We'll see what he brings to the table in training camp. Based on his entry-level deal, the Red Wings see him more as a project than a plug-and-play model.

2004-05